Chin surgery (mentoplasty) enhances the chin by using an implant to improve its prominence or by reshaping the chin bone to reduce its size. This surgery may be recommended instead of or in addition to rhinoplasty to improve the balance of your facial features and enhance your overall appearance.
The Benefits of Chin Surgery
- Balances the facial features
- Improves facial definition and structure
- Enhances self-confidence and self-esteem
An oversized or receded/small chin can cause the facial features to look unbalanced. The chin can even magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Mentoplasty resizes the chin so that it looks naturally and harmoniously balanced with the other facial features.
Defined Chin and Jawline
Without a strong chin, the face can look weak and poorly defined. Enhancing your chin with a chin implant can redefine your appearance and give you a more confident look.
Stronger Face Shape
The shape of your face depends heavily on your facial bone structure. Inserting a chin implant or reshaping the chin bone can significantly improve the shape of your face.
Confidence in yourself is greatly influenced by how comfortable and satisfied you are with your appearance. Mentoplasty can give you the defined and balanced chin you desire, which can help you feel better about the way you look and thereby boost your confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
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If you feel that your chin is too large or too small and does not “fit” with the rest of your face, you may be a candidate for chin surgery. You may also be a candidate for chin surgery if you feel that you need nose surgery, as the appearance of the chin can affect the perceived appearance of the nose. Candidates can be men or women who desire better facial symmetry and confidence.
Mentoplasty is performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure is typically one hour long and is done on an outpatient basis here in one of our private, comfortable, and fully accredited cosmetic surgery suites. Most surgeries begin with a small incision inside the mouth or in the natural crease under the chin. This leads to no visible scarring. For chin augmentation, the surgeon stretches the tissues and inserts the silicone implant over the existing bone structure. The surgeon may also reshape the bone to augment the chin. For chin reduction, the surgeon reshapes the existing bone to reduce its size and minimize its appearance.
Mentoplasty is safe when performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon. Our plastic surgeons have performed thousands of safe and affordable mentoplasty procedures since 1994.
Mentoplasty has minimal postoperative discomfort and little downtime. Most patients experience temporary mild soreness, swelling, and a feeling of tightness in the chin. A support brace will be provided to encourage healing and minimize swelling. Our staff will track your progress and recovery with a series of follow-up appointments.
Mentoplasty is specifically tailored to your individual needs, and the cost can fluctuate from patient to patient. Our pricing at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery is all-inclusive and covers the cost of your surgical technique, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, operating room, and other related fees. We will provide you with a detailed account of the cost of your procedure at your free consultation. Financing options are provided for any patient who requires them.
Mentoplasty has been known to significantly improve overall facial balance, definition, shape, and self-confidence. Each person’s anatomy is different, so your results may vary.